.P.S.:Before going on I’d like to say to those who aren’t into religion or at least theistic spirituality I’d like them to know that even though I might not agree with them on some things,I recognize their thoughts and their significance to them and respect the level of personal conviction put into them with the assumption that those are there genuine thoughts regarding that.No offense to my siblings in humanity atheists and agnostics.]
During my last year of high school when a boy in my group table started asking everyone at what religion they follow¹ one of them said “I used to be a Christian…yo it goes Christian,then Buddhist,then * atheist” before him and the one asking (a Muslim) chuckled.In my mind I was like (euphemistically speaking) “…donkeys -_-”.
That’s the thing about ppl who follow apathetic agnosticism or apathetic atheism.I can *easily *imagine them on their deathbed making a big last minute panic about whether there is an afterlife and what kind it will be in fear of utter oblivion.I mean even the Dharmic religions which can sometimes be hardly theistic at all at least you have the route of reincarnation taking you along²!.
Then there’s those who are downright foolish enough³ to make fun of the concept of an afterlife like (may they not do so for their own good) Heaven.Why would they ever do that?!?!.It’s would like if a doctor were handing medicine to you for a fatal incurable disease you have and you throw the pills at the doctor’s face jeeringly (just for the sake of doing that) and everyone in the room laughs with you a the doctor!.
I mean we all know of tons of negative moments when life seems very dismal but why would they ever deny themselves the possibility of entering Heaven for oblivion?.If you cant make it to Heaven does the cessation of any further existance actually seem better then the infernal place?.Has the apparent bleakness of this reality seeped into them so much that Heaven doesn’t even look like an escapist * pie in the sky* but just something not true that was never there?.Even if that were the case,it kind of seems like your shooting yourself in the foot if your cutting off an avenue out of such a bleak place.
I would say the same thing to those who think that this (and maybe some quantum stuff which is still undivine) is all reality is on the basis of scientific materialism.Are you honestly okay with hardly living more or less a century before poof nothing but unsentient ashes as a subject for the law of the conservation of energy?.By corollary is that what you think the mind is?.A bunch of “talking sparks” going around in brain cells?.
Personally I would even say that the annihilationist alternative for humans (is arguably) the infernal place.
¹except me oddly enough though honestly I wouldn’t have answered him seeing as how he seemed to be expecting some sort of reaction
²though I dont personally like the idea no offense to anyone who believes in it,at least there’s that
³like in a comedy act if you’d like to call it that >I : (*